The UCSF Chancellor’s Circle

The Chancellor’s Circle is a community of visionaries who are deeply connected to UCSF’s core mission of advancing health worldwide. 

Through their annual contributions, Chancellor’s Circle members pave the way for the university’s sustained excellence in groundbreaking research, outstanding patient care, and top-ranked graduate-education programs in the health sciences. Members are not bystanders but partners in UCSF breakthroughs. 

Front-Row Seats

The Chancellor’s Circle provides members with opportunities to actively engage in UCSF: The Campaign, the university’s herculean effort to meet today’s grand challenges in health care – improving health, revolutionizing care, and achieving health equity. Through dynamic, social events, members enjoy access to Chancellor Sam Hawgood, world-renowned faculty members, and UCSF’s top leaders and volunteers. 

Chancellor’s Circle members learn about groundbreaking discoveries in health during exclusive events throughout the year. Past opportunities have included experiencing the world’s first video game prescribed for ADHD – guided by the scientist who created it – and sharing meals with the psychiatrist who isolated the known genes for autism and the scientist who identified the BRCA2 gene mutation, which elevates risk for breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers.

Join the Circle

UCSF Chancellor’s Circle members are asked to make an annual gift to the Fund for UCSF, an unrestricted fund the chancellor uses for the university’s most pressing needs. 

$5,000 – $9,999
This contribution affords members:

  • An invitation to our annual signature Chancellor's Circle dinner, which showcases exciting discoveries made and presented by faculty leaders. 
  • Participation in UCSF Insights, an inspirational speaker series about health issues that matter most to members and their families.

$10,000 – $24,999
All the benefits listed above, plus:

  • An invitation to UCSF's annual donor event, featuring hands-on explorations and symposia.

$25,000 – $49,999
All the benefits listed above, plus:

  • An invitation to UCSF academies, exclusive gatherings with academic, scientific, and donor leaders in the areas of cancer, neurosciences, and diabetes, among others.

$50,000 and above
All the benefits listed above, plus:

  • Opportunities to attend small gatherings with Chancellor Sam Hawgood and world-renowned innovators and clinicians in intimate settings.

Join the circle to fuel sustained excellence in research, education, and patient care.

Give Today

2020 Chancellor’s Circle: Why Food Matters

February 6, 2020

Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco 

This dinner for Chancellor’s Circle members and their guests featured a conversation with Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, and three UCSF faculty experts: Susan Lynch, PhD; Daphne Miller, MD; and Ethan Weiss, MD. They shared their thoughts and steered a lively discussion on why what we eat, how we eat, and where our food is grown is not only important to our own health but also to the health of our planet.

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